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-- Philip Weller, November 13, 1941 - February 1, 2021
Dr. Weller, an Eastern Washington University professor of English and Shakespearean scholar for more than 50 years.

Note to Romeo and Juliet, 1.4.46-47: "Take our good meaning . . . five wits"


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Romeo and Juliet,
Act 1, Scene 4, line 46.
Take our good meaning, for our judgment sits
Five times in that ere once in our five wits:
Take what I say in the way I mean it, because we show our good judgment in doing that (understanding the intended meanings of words) five times more than we do in using our five wits (to twist the meanings of words).

The "five wits" are common sense, fantasy, imagination, judgment, and reason.